Baltic Knight should have no problems with this extra furlong after finishing third to Dundonnell in a Listed event over 7f at Newmarket a fortnight ago. He's already beaten Hey Dude this season and the latter scored at Haydock last time. Luhaif is proving unreliable after following up a second in Listed company with a poor effort in the Feilden and this is a big step up for Ajmany. Autspread and Matrooh both opened their accounts with maiden victories over a mile while REMOTE scored over a longer trip at Newbury last time. He was completely unfancied on that occasion but returned an impressive winner and is taken to continue his rapid progress today.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, edged left approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on near finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Dundonnell (9-7) at Newmarket 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Luhaif 12-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 15l behind Intello (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Hay Dude 11-2 (9-2) Went left start, held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, pushed into lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May beating Al Mukhdam (8-11) by ns, 7 ran.
Operation Chariot (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway and edged right over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 8, 11l behind Mirsaale (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gd in Apr.
Dashing David (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Here Comes When (8-10) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Remote 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, switched right to chase leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Dare To Achieve (9-5) by 3l, 15 ran.
Steelriver (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Steadied start, in rear, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-1) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Matrooh (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) With leader, led well over 2f out, driven and stayed on well inside final furlong, edged right near finish, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Stableford (9-5) by 1l, 17 ran.
Ajmany (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, headway under pressure and edged left over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind King Of The Danes (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Autspread 16-1 (8-12) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, soon clear, ran on, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Unex Modigliani (9-13) by 4l, 10 ran.